Issues of Life and Death: Key Words

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  • Matters of Life and Death
    • Resurrection
      • the belief that after death the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
    • Immortality of the Soul
      • the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
    • Paranormal
      • the study of unexplained things like ghosts and mediums who say they can contact dead spirits
    • Abortion
      • the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
    • Assisted Suicide
      • providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
    • Euthanasia
      • the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease
    • Near - Death Experience
      • when someone about to die has an out of body experience
    • Non - Voluntary Euthanasia
      • ending someones life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would want you to do so
    • Quality Of Life
      • the idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living
    • Reincarnation
      • the belief that, after death, souls are reborn into a new body
    • Sancity Of Life
      • the belief that life is holy and belongs to God
    • Voluntary Euthanasia
      • ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death

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